Our Beautiful, Ugly Idols (Part 1)

A story from Greek mythology that has stuck with me is that of the Sirens. The famous warrior Odysseus is making his way home from war when his ship must pass by the Sirens: half-women, half-birds who sing a song that is achingly beautiful, and until then, had led to the death of all whoContinue reading “Our Beautiful, Ugly Idols (Part 1)”

On the Lies I’ve Believed and the Truth He’s Giving

“The eye is the lamp of the body,” Jesus said. “If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.” My eyes have been bad for so long, viewing dirt as gold and being blind to the treasureContinue reading “On the Lies I’ve Believed and the Truth He’s Giving”

Active Love is a Harsh and Fearful Thing

The love that springs from my natural heart is thin and sharp as a razor blade, outwardly glimmering, but ready to cut and run at the least sign of ingratitude or condescension. The love that I show, in my own strength, is stingy and calculating, the personal benefits that its actions might reap its motivatingContinue reading “Active Love is a Harsh and Fearful Thing”

Reorientation Ramblings

I sit on the sturdy plastic chair across from my doctor, a vibrant yet calming middle-aged woman who has been more of a counselor than a physician to me. “You look older,” she says. My weight is the same, my hair still that thick auburn, but I think she’s looking at my eyes. “If IContinue reading “Reorientation Ramblings”